Self Care

Hello my friends! Oh how I’ve missed you. Hence the title of this post! When you see self care what comes to mind for you? How would you explain it to someone? What do you do for self care? As you know I have been on a mission to change my body inside and out….

Another Goal CRUSHED!

This past weekend my family and I ran our second (my sis in laws first) half marathon. I got to spend 5 days with them which doesn’t happen that often and we had a blast.  Last year I barely made it across the finish line if it weren’t for my parents and of course I…

Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake & Garlic Sauce Chicken

Hello! I missed you guys and I’m sorry I’ve been so quiet. Things have been crazy and I’ve been so focused on my half marathon training and then was on a beautiful holiday for two weeks. It’s really no excuse but here I am and that’s all that matters! Update: I have lost 26 lbs…

Tired All the Time?

Ironically on two separate occasions the issue of “feeling tired all the time” came up. This is a feeling that I am not completely familiar with.  While I take my B vitamins (B100 and B12) iron because I’m deficient, have a coffee in the morning and often a green tea in the afternoon, I attribute…

Tejano Carnes Guisada – Beef Tacos

This weekend was wonderful! I got some exercise, saw one of my dearest friends marry the man of her dreams and whipped up a few goodies in the kitchen.     Wedding guests, who are well dressed and certainly classy! I saw a friend this afternoon and she said she was going to make steaks for…

Summer Salad 

Originally posted on Here's to Butter:
Ok so I clearly have a think for Mexican flavours. I just can’t eat enough cilantro, especially in the summer time.? Today I had the pleasure of meeting up with some friends and checking out Thunderbird (Tbird) Showpark.?It’s pre-wedding day and had to get the Farm looking good…

Summer Salad 

Ok so I clearly have a thing for Mexican flavours. I just can’t eat enough cilantro, especially in the summer time.  Today I had the pleasure of meeting up with some friends and checking out Thunderbird (Tbird) Showpark. It’s pre-wedding day and had to get the Farm looking good for the big day tomorrow for my…

#crushinggoals & watermelon salad

I have many cheerleaders in my life and while I don’t think I would have accomplished as much as I have in my 31 years without them, I must say I’m starting to really cheer myself on.  Last week I did a cleanse. Not because I drank too much or had a lot of bad…

Lessons in Gratitude & Moose Ramen

Each day we have things we need to accomplish, things that have to be done in order to sustain ourselves. Working. Eating. Sleeping…but we also have things that we want to accomplish.     One thing I learned several years ago was the difference between ‘wanting’ and ‘shoulding’. You’ll notice that I rarely say things such…

The Biggest Lesson I’ve learned…Being Single

My friend Eddie pointed out that in my post about what I’ve learned since being single (#singlesowemingle), I missed one key point.  He said that when we are single we begin to develope our sense of self and figure out who we are. But the trick is not to lose that when getting back into…

Typical Day

Having started the 21 Day Fix (to help me focus on controlling my food portions, encourage regular exercise and encourage others to do the same) I find it beneficial to know my plan for food in advance. While this doesn’t happen everyday/every week, it does happen enough that I know how much I can and…

Perspective 

Yesterday I went for a run. A 10km run. I went with my sister-in-law who has recently started running and who will be doing the 2015 Seawheeze with me.     While we’ve both been training hard and have basically the same amount of experience running, she has been training on a hills while I’ve been…